Millions of people are still working from home right now and we really don't know when it'll be safe to go to the office again. I am still working from home too. We turned a back room into a sound studio. My studio at the new station still isn't finished being built because of Covid. It stalled us out too.
So . . . do you miss anything about that old life? A new survey asked people if they miss different things about being in an office, and here are the results . . .
1. Seeing work friends and coworkers. 66% miss it.
2. Face-to-face meetings, 49%.
3. Office gossip, 38%.
4. Going out to lunch, 31%.
5. Sometimes leaving early, 26%.
6. Putting on "real" clothes, 15%.
7. Laughing at your boss's jokes, 13%.
8. Office décor, 7%.
9. The smell of the office, 5%.
10. Setting an early alarm, 4%.
I miss the face to face interactions with coworkers, listeners/ you coming in to say hi, giving away prizes, football at the Tilted Kilt, and seeing my kids play with their friends. During this time off I have had time to reflect, and I am kind of thankful for it. I'm home more, and don't miss out on things happening at home.
Part of me wants to get back to how it used to be.. but I feel like I was non stop on the go.. and this paused us. I think I want to get back to grinding but not in the way I was doing it before.